Occupational therapy (OT) is a science degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and
Care Professions Council. Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person approach” to both mental and physical health
and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.
Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping
people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can
carry out everyday tasks or occupations.An occupational therapist will consider all of the patient’s needs -
physical, psychological, social and environmental. This support can make a real difference giving people a
renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way they feel about the future.An
occupational therapist's skills lend themselves to new emerging roles, such as working with asylum seekers or
refugees, working alongside police or fire services, or liaising with psychiatric services.
Medical Driving Assements?
What is a Medical Driving Assessment? Occupational Therapists look at the impact of disability, illness or
ageing on a person’s medical fitness to drive – making recommendations about if and when they can resume
driving, as well as any conditions that might be placed on their licence to ensure their safety on the road.